While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough – because there was no room for them at the inn. Luke 2:6-7 Why the stable? And a manger? Could a more […]Continue reading "The Stable"
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21 I felt a stirring in my spirit this morning. It was unmistakable, […]Continue reading "Good News"
He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 I’m about to say something I may regret. Because I know how awful it will sound. Oh, I’ll sound like a whiny baby. And ungrateful. And God knows I don’t want to appear that way. Because appearances matter so much in the world […]Continue reading "Something Beautiful"
I wonder if anyone else felt it… that anti-climactic feeling once all the gifts were opened and the paper was trashed. A feeling like that of all the air whooshing out of a balloon leaving nothing more than a limp, lifeless piece of rubber in its wake. See, for weeks and weeks all this air […]Continue reading "The Christmas Let Down"
I’ve been wanting to share something for a while now. It has to do with the “platform.” But circumstances and timing delayed the message. Now, though, I can’t help but wonder if Thursday had to happen first. Because that’s when I snapped this shot of my little Annabelle… And surely God provided me with a […]Continue reading "What’s your platform?"
The past two weeks have been so busy. Running a hundred miles an hour while baking and decorating and working and mothering and the beat goes on. All you busy moms know what I’m talking about. In fact, last week I almost ran someone off the road. Totally my fault. It was after my son’s holiday […]Continue reading "Slowing Down"
But I protested, “Oh no, Lord God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.” Jeremiah 1:6 Maybe it was two years ago when I stumbled across the question, “What’s undone?” And it seemed to be a charge to me. From God, no less. So I pondered and I meditated. […]Continue reading "the English assignment"
It’s about Levi. Right now, it’s all about him. Let me explain. See that toilet paper roll? This is a pretty common sight in my home. But not because of the men in my life. No, this is something I’ve done on more than one occasion in recent days. It’s because I’m so preoccupied. I […]Continue reading "Set Up"
“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 A year ago, I was in a completely different place. Spiritually, that is. See, December 2, 2013 was a bad night for it was the night I decorated the tree. And what […]Continue reading "Behold! Annabelle’s lamb!"
Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. Psalm 139:16 Abortion. I hate the word. And it’s a topic I like to avoid because I’m one of those cowardly folks who avoid conflict. I always have and sometimes I wonder if […]Continue reading "January 22, 1973"